The Homunculus, Latin for "little man", is a truly tiny creature that lives in the brain and controls it from the inside. Some claim he is responsible for all non-basic functions of man; perhaps the enjoyment of music, or perhaps its creation. "Tiny Creatures" return less tiny this time around. They've beefed up their sound and lost the tendency to scatter. Still, they won't have a moment's rest. From beatbox layers recorded live into a delay pedal to stinging guitars to a... Topics: Lo-Fi, home recording, Boss DD6, cello, harmonium
Fun was formed in 2002 by Shay Yehezkelli (coma) and Hovav Oppenheim as a free spirited side project that got out of control with the independent release of their E.P Measured By The Inch. The E.P was quickly reissued by Fact Records and made it into a bullet-proof radio playlist. Soon the duo became a band with the help of Ariel Caine (Neokoln), Ariel Kleiner (The Rubberband Project), Yonatan Naim and Avishay Londner (Lebanon). At the same year they released the "Thurston Moore"...
Doce canciones para Eleodora was recorded by Carlos Labbe in the winter of 2003 in order to cheer up his then girlfriend now wife and music collaborator. He recorded the music onto his old PC using his walkman headphones as a microphone, his grandmother's mini classic guitar, a Yamaha PSR-100 electronic keyboard, a now untraceable drum machine software, a children's recorder and a traditional Chilean instrument that resembles a jaw harp called torompe. Topics: lo-fi, chile, home recording, experimental
the lonesome executive records his music into a small dictation recorder , he sings sweet mellow songs with his guitar only to then fast forward them so they sound like a crazed animated chipmunk on ritalin. this album is a story about a kid that wakes up in the morning and decides that he is no longer a child favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Blues, Lo-Fi, Minimalism, Experimental
cutting and pasting on her computer , her highness is like a 3 year old circus girl singing her songs to make all the kids laugh... she makes happy pop songs with samples she recorded using a cello , harmonium , a plastic clarinet and other toys. sometimes she even sprinkles tiny bits of midi on the top favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Hip-Hop, Children's, Pop Experimental, grrrl
Our first hi-fi release contains six remixes of tracks by three different birdsong artists (her highness, tiny creatures and the lonesome executive). Beatmapper, a well known HI-FI fascist,remolded these songs into clean Hi-Fi dancefloor hits. these 6 sterilized decendants often leave little resemblance of their slacker parents. Topics: remix, electronic, acidjazz
"Drop - a 4 note soundtrack" Could have been a soundtrack to an animation movie by Nir Matarasso, instead it's a soundtrack to a film that is only partially revealed inside "Drop". An animation about the making of animation. The album tells a story about a relationship that takes place underwater in 15 scenes. (which can be partly seen inside the prolonged cd cover ). The album's main theme moves up and down a 4 note scale, a limit which is taken in order to capture the main... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: ambient , guitars , soundtrack , instrumenral
Uncle Owen Aunt Beru are actually one person named Jessica. She makes music like journal entries, capturing her ideas and impressions of earth and other planets onto her multi-track recorder. In her spaceship's luggage compartment one can find different specimens of an earthly nature and frozen experiences collected in her travels. Uncle owen Aunt Beru's album is a careless experiment with simple melodies, crude sounds, Jessica's voice and the captain's log. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: folk, lo-fi, outer-space, experimental
Adi Gelbart A.K.A The Lonesomes A.K.A Gelbart has put his synths aside this time, cleaned the dust off the old guitar and recorded some dark banjo surf music to tape. Featuring tremolo bear traps, guitars, fiddles, drums and gongs. Topic: banjo, guitar
Her Highness's 2nd album (following the fantastic "Broken Music Box featuring her highness" ). A conceptual piece made only out of the sound of major keez (her toy keyboard friend ) and her vocals. A mellower and less colorful approach to sound design followed by extreme attention to melodic hooks and harmonic vocals.
Misadventure of a Meaty Machine is Cherly Kacherlyâs third release following âdropâ and the self titled debut EP. like its predecessors it was also recorded at home, using a reluctant microphone and a text to speech software that was put in charge of the vocal parts. Surprisingly, the album is also available in a silkscreen printed board game deluxe edition, immune to future Internet catastrophes and could technically survive a nuclear holocaust if kept in the right conditions. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Torture Disco, Polka, Outer Space, SChnitzel, Hell-Dog, Skull Tones
from his apartment in south tel aviv Cherly KaCherly makes colourful electronic music with his trustee computer , breaky hopping beats with the mixture of various loops ,samples and guitar work create this electro jazz fusioned E.P Hi Fi quality zip file download favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Trip-Hop, Experimental, Electroacousticlash
Assuann, ComaÂs (Shai Yechezkely) third album, marks a turning point in the artistÂs development as a musician. The minimal sound, that has characterized ComaÂs work so far, is replaced here by dozens of channels, numerous samples and instruments. The raw, somewhat dissonant sound that marked the last two albums has made way for orchestrations and a tight production. Assuann moves between punk and ambient, between metal and Middle-Eastern elements, acoustic and electronic Â fluctuations... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Avantgarde, lo-fi, middle east, noiserock
Noa is supertalented , but she's not alone in that. She says "All the amazing guitar solos are played by johannes . He also bought me my guitar and was the inspiration to most of the songs" and " kristoffer plays on ' Brazil ', ' Atomer ' and ' You're wrong '. He is also supertalented and lives in Oslo. we live in london." It seems the world is packed with supertalented people, but only a few of them teamed up to be Supertalented - the band. Noa says that " people who... Topic: lo fi, lo-fi
SxFxTxC (Shmen For The Children) are a four-piece hardcore punk group from Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel. The band started playing together in the summer of 2004 when they were all staying in Berlin. SxFxTxC are here to save the world and bring destruction all at once. This release is a collaboration between Birdsong and High Fiber. May god have mercy on our souls.
This collective of lunatics (named after the great israeli cartoonist) comes to us all the way from the land of baguettes and cheap red wine. this short two track album spans no more than 3 minutes. The music is a combination of psychedelic mayhem, progressive chord structures and cats in heat being tortured. This is just an introduction to this great band, so be sure to check out more of them. Topics: bizzare, experimental, progressive, horror
Hails from Osaka, Japan. Isuzu Kochiwa (founder of japanese post noise group "amok") brings us this album of short experimental pieces, a homage to 16 different painters which all tracks are named after. isuzu uses his computer, voice, samples and different acoustic elements. creating microsounds, layered scapes and total psychedelia. its nice listening to how some of your favorite artists sound like inside kochiwa's brain. Hi Fi quality zip file download (53mb) Topics: Avantgarde, electronic, middle east, noise
Eli lass is angry, direct, and cynical with guitars and drum machines. Recorded at home with a four tracker and went through a computer for some sound processing . Rough singing, spreaded playing, different tunes... Eli lass makes a very "Eli lassic" Lo-Fi rock, sounds basically like himself, and there's something very beautiful and special in these songs that he's singing here. A good and uncompromising album. Hi Fi quality zip file download from here Topics: Lo-Fi, Experimental, Post-Rock
AP:MP (Air Plane Mashed Potatoes) is a mish mash of hard and broken electronic beats, arabic pop, punk attitude and braindance. The live electronic sounds were produced with the use of two samplers, guitars, turntable, radio, microphone, sticks and showoffs. Produced by Digital_Me Topics: electronic, experimental, lo-fi, digital
1998-2001 were intensive years in the attic. A lot of music was created using anything that could produce sounds that could produce interest. This inspiration-full period of time left it's mark in the shape of a lot of material recorded using my devoted four tracker. Now, a few years later, eventually some of this material found it's way to become one piece of an instrumental album, which is this one. the monkey is not singing. Actually nobody sings this time. It's all just a bunch of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lo-Fi, Psychedelic, Instrumental Rock, Experimental
"Senza Valore" is a project by multi-instrumentalist Joseph Campbell, or, as he defines it, "man who can play many instruments poorly". "Attack/Decay E.P.", we assume, refers to the starting point, where the sound is at its peak and the part where the sound dies out until it becomes a recurring echo of itself. This leaves the meaty middle without any attention. This is partly true of the "Attack/Decay E.P.", which opens with the sounds of children playing...
A picture of young mother Librowski playing the accordion led Digital_Me (Shay Librowski ; musician and offspring) to a successful treasure hunt in his parentsâ attic. The collective association of the accordion as an old-time instrument and the aversion from bellows and squeezeboxes inherent to the electronic musician were quickly replaced by curiosity and inquisitiveness. The first discovery was that the accordion sounds much better when one does not know how to play it, which led as a... Topics: digital, accordion, abstract, lo-fi, drone, hip-hop
Ariel Caine's (a.k.a. Neokoln) eponymous EP is his second release. The album shifts from the dense, heavy, 80's oriented sound that featured heavily on the Neokoln album towards more minimal, but still electronic, instrumentations. This lends the songs a slightly more analog sound and gives the album an overall different feel. Topics: Dark, Minimalism, Industrial, Electronica, Electro Minimal, Experimental
A live show by Roy Yarkoni at Clipa Theatre, an experimental approach to pieces which could be defined as classic, contemporary and even folk. The electronic elements and female vocals woven together with classical instruments such as a viola, accordion and tabla, form together imaginary structures in space, giving the album its unique ambient texture. Roy Yarkoni is the co founder of the bands Ahvak and Thin Lips and amongst his many collaborations you can find artists such as Jewlia Eisenberg... Topics: experimental, avant-garde, live, electronic
"First I love" was recorded into a computer in an orange room at the top floor of a Warsaw skyscraper. Surprisingly the album is not orange at all. It's dark with ambient points, electronic dots, Lo-Fi overtone, dark lyrics and lively vocals that frame everything together into the form of this unexpected album. LeeDVD believes in the illusiveness of our everyday reality. Life is not what it seems to be. Sometimes if you fixate your gaze at life, you will notice its shine and how...
Not much is known about Artik. This may be due to security classification issues or maybe it's just low usage of words. What we do know is that: 1. Artik is Artur Antonian 2. The person known as Artur Antonian is a Ukrainian now living in Poland for reasons that are unclear, confidential or unimportant. 3. Artur Antonian is a violinist though Artik is not. 4. Artik and the person known as Artik are the same person. Artur claims that Artik didn't use a violin or any other acoustic instrument for... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: ambient , electronic , noise
Five days at the attic, guitars, piano, a drum set, sampler, some power tools, 4track tape recorder, and two inspired guys with a deadline are the ingredients of this interesting EP called cHELEK. The music of cHELEK is dirty loud instrumental rock, influenced by all kinds of shit from all around. it is considred to be one classic piece of shit, and with no doubt an important mile stone in the blah blah of HomeMade Lo-Fi music Hi-fi quality Mp3(zip file) download here Topic: Lo-Fi
Automassage (Graz/Murska Sobota) are Samo Ismajlovič (bass), Slobodan Kajkut (drums), Gottfried Krienzer (bass), Christoph Uhlmann (synth) and Rok Vrbančič (synth) who fry the rancid leftovers of parallel and previous projects such as Code Inconnu, Neuf Meuf and The Striggles. The audible result of this mixture is not easy to describe since the band shamelessly indulges in stylistic pluralism, but some constants can still be determined: The preference for poorly controlled distortions,...
Lafi - short for Laflaf [hebrew slang], which means "geek", "wimp" or "nerd". Following "Your'e the Same Kofi Fool, Creep" and "All Out War" comes Lafi´s 3rd release - Neighbors , this time with no guitars and no special guests. 5 catchy songs, recorded in her mini home studio in Berlin, about neighbors, dinner parties and occult rituals.
Dudu Geva have mastered the ZCHATZTZ$AA! for a while now. Some times they mix it with a little AOAOZZZT? and MOUGHT*ZT just to emphasize the great sound of an unavoidable upcoming RRRRR! or WHAUIII#! . Their last and most complete release so far is a two sided ZCHATZTZ$AA! adventure. some may claim its a homage for the lost 20th century format known as the "Record" or Long Player (LP). These ancient vinyl plates had no option of rewinding or forwarding tracks, so when the younger CD... Topics: noise, lo-fi, experimental, bizzare, progressive
Wandering tweets from off-projects, things that were made outside the personal paths and collaborations between artists that rarely play outside. We've gathered these tweets by: The lonesome Excutive, HER HIGHNESS, Tiny Creatures, Kauders, Yonatan Levital, Supertalented, Cherly KaCherly, Beatmapper and AP:MP. We dusted them off and gave them a home. Topic: compilation, netlabel
Noa is still Supertalented and she says: “Some of the songs on the album were made for people I know, but if you feel like any of the songs are about you, then don't let me tell you otherwise.she also said other things which we had to censor due to inappropriate language use. Plus Size is Supertalented’s second release on Birdsong. This time shorter, stronger and more suitable for Hell’s Angels. more songs about cheesecakes and less about potatoes. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: supertalented, noa, home recording, hey, dog, hell, seagulls, cheesecakes
The Unnecessary Revolution exists for no purpose in its different forms and with changing band members ever since 1991. loyal to the bizzare system that was forced upon them ever since they came up with their name, the unnecessary revolution never missed a chance to fail in their well tought, acquired skills. their music falls into the mello-dyslectic genre, a mutation of french chansons, psychedelia and avantgarde jazz music that was left in the sun to sour. "1st of 3" was recorded... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Chanson, Experimental, Psychadelic, Free Jazz, Avantgarde
“We would sit and talk for hours. Sometimes we had fragile insights or were able to reach a loose agreement. Other times we'd slip into beer-laden arguments. our words collecting to form an abstract idea which we could not put on paper; we knew that if we tried, the whole thing would escape us before we got halfway through it. We did not have time to polish it up with rehearsals or write down the different segments and beats because the whole idea was so delicate, it probably would have... Topics: Band That Never Was, birdsong
The combination between the Unnecessary Revolution and Brassens created a compound which isn't necessarily connected to its two ingredients. Brassens (1921-1981) created witty, scorching texts on the verge of anarchism that leaned on sugary melodies, while the Unnecessary Revolution within the gap of two generations away, created fidgety music which ignores the narrative structures. The co-operation continued it's way to israel and transformed the lyrics into hebrew, making them more and more... Topics: chansone, Brassens, the unnecessary revolution
Neokoln was released in 1999 by the Jerusalem based label "Fact Records". all the music on the album was written and performed by Ariel Caine and featured Hovav Oppenheim's (Fun) guitar skills on some of the tracks as well as production assistance. The music itself was either late for its own time or preceded the dark eighties revival. The use of minimal synths, alienated vocals and hazy use of Hebrew balance themselves with the almost pop like concrete tunes to create some sort of...